Kalinga Literary Festival institutes annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards 2020 from this year, Award will be given 7 categories, total 17 Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards

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New Delhi: Kalinga Literary Festival institutes annual Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards from this year to recognize brilliant literary work at different levels.  Starting this edition Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards have been instituted . Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards have been instituted to recognize and celebrate prolific and inspiring writers, poets.  An international jury has been instituted to nominate and finalize these awardees.  The awardees will be chosen keeping in mind their contribution to their specific language and genre, as well as the contemporary appeal and relevance of their work.

Kalinga Literary Festival, Founder and President Mr. Rashmi Ranjan Parida highlighted the need to focus on literature especially on history, Indic Literature, music, dance, and spiritual literature. He expressed happiness on the huge positive response that the last seven editions of Kalinga Literary Festival has received from audiences across India and the world.

Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards, established by Kalinga Literary Festival in 2020 has been a novel way to acknowledge and honor, recognize and encourage literary talent across genres, for both established and new writers . The objective has been to build future literary legends. Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) Book Awards will be given every year  during the annual Kalinga Literary Festival.

Kalinga Literary Festival will confer this prestigious KLF Book Awards for Fiction, Non- Fiction and Business books published during the year. The Awards Ceremony will be held every year during the annual Kalinga Literary Festival in Bhubaneswar.

Category of KLF Book Awards for 2020:

Popular Choice Award – One

Fiction- 3 Awards

Non Fiction – 3 Awards

Fiction/ Non Fiction (New Comer) – 4 Awards

Poetry Book Award- 3

Women/Dalit/Tribal Literature – 2

Business Book – 1

Special Citation – (Selected by KLF team)

How these Awards are different and unique:

Excellence in literature fields is required to be acknowledged and duly awarded so as to encourage great literary tradition and good work in the future. Many institutions in India have set up several awards but KLF has changed the Literary landscape in by forming different layers of selection and a high profile selection committee to choose the best performers in their chosen fields.

“Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) is scripting a new chapter with the Book Awards; this will be certainly very helpful to the Indian publishing industry, the authors and all stakeholders. We look forward to reviewing, recognising and awarding the most deserving titles,” said Ashutosh Kumar Thakur, Adviser & Curator, KLF.

Kalinga Literary Festival considers those people and their literary works who have made seminal contribution to their chosen fields and have impacted the society at large through literature. Along with senior category the addition of Youth  Award is two fold; one is to recognize and promote the inspired youths and the second is to connect them to the legends of their fields so as to inspire them to become future literature legends.

For the last eight years Kalinga Literary Festival has set a national benchmark in literary festivals. The sixth Kalinga Literary Festival is here. Every year more than 400 celebrities from the worlds of literature, cinema, media and politics assembled in the temple city of Odisha to join the Kalinga Literature Festival.

Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF) has emerged as one of the leading literary platforms in India, attracting both experienced and young litterateurs. Bigger than ever before, the eight edition of the festival will bring nationally and internationally acclaimed names on one platform to discuss, debate and explore commonalities in the diverse voices in literature, justice, equality, equity and humanity.

About  Kalinga Literary Festival

Kalinga Literary Festival is one of the oldest and largest national festival held in Eastern Part of the India in Bhubaneswar of Odisha. Kalinga Literary Festival has two popular sister festival they are Mystic Kalinga Festival (KLF)  and Kandhamal Literary Festival.

Annual Kalinga Literary Festival,  Mystic Kalinga Festival (KLF)    celebrate the creative spirit of India and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside of Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, law makers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favourite authors and works.

Mystic Kalinga Festival has emerged as an Annual Flagship event in the cultural calendar of India and our focus is to rekindle the romance with literature and foster reading and writing habits, especially among the youth. It offers a national platform with a global appeal and bridges the gap between literature in English and other Indian regional languages.

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In the last year, the whole world was struck by a large pandemic. The year 2020 came with a pandemic called coronavirus which affected the whole world badly. Coronavirus in India resulted in great downfalls in health, economy, unemployment, and so on. Lakhs of People Lost their lives, jobs, and their loved ones. The whole year was very disturbing for each section of society. Coronavirus in India resulted in great downfalls of health, economy, unemployment, and so on. The whole year passed with a large Tension and fear for all the peoples. In the hard times of coronavirus spread, a lot of peoples came out and helped the person in need and It is one of the very few positive effects of Covid-19.

During the blast of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world our volunteers have demonstrated an exceptional display of solidarity across the world and our society. However, this is also the year which witnessed the world coming together to fight coronavirus. The year with its share of trials and tribulations threw up some exemplary work being done by organisations and individuals in this difficult time as the pandemic spread, a new breed of warriors with an indomitable spirit stood up bravely against it to take on the challenge head on.

In the hard times of lockdown, a lot of peoples came out and helped the person in need and It helped the society to live again with a hope of being helped in bad time. During the Large spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world our leaders of the society have demonstrated an exceptional display of solidarity across the world and in our society too. They did a Great work in every aspect needed at that time, from Responding to calls for help from their local communities to help them by going on roads, they are everyday heroes who came as a preserver for them.

They do wear masks and face shields to protect themselves and spread awareness in the society to follow each rule and regulation. We can say that there are many things which has spread faster than the coronavirus during the pandemic, it has been the noble works, fearless steps, selfless service and recognition of Gurmeet Ji and his supporters who continued to work day and night to save other’s lives. He also set up camps and volunteer help alongside highways and by roadsides, just to provide relief and support the migrant workers going back to their places all over India.

Among the Great hidden heroes who worked day and night to fight during lockdown, one such person is Gurmeet Singh shunty ji, who is the ex general secretary of delhi sikh gurudwara committee.Being at such great post he always learned to do sewa and that teaching has been always with him which dedicated him towards the society to work for the people of his own nation and humanity. Gurmeet Ji worked 24×7 , without caring of himself. He is the person who have been stepping in to help during the pandemic and they all have been a portrait of selflessness and optimism to this society.

Gurmeet Ji believe that our selfless acts or Sewa in any form must be done to save humanity, Sewa require a true heart and helping nature which will bring both helper and victim happy. During the tough times of coronavirus, Gurmeet Ji and his volunteers came out of their comfort zones to help lakhs of migrants workers who wanted to go back to their hometown during the COVID-19 lockdown. So in that  time  when the world undergoes such vast pandemics which affects all the person Whether it’s a small or large donation of money, resource or humanity, each things matter.

During the tough times of coronavirus, when everyone was thinking of themselves First, Gurmeet Ji and his volunteers came out of their comfort zones to help lakhs of migrants workers who wanted to go back to their hometown during the COVID-19 lockdown.Despite of being older in age,He did not let himself to be inside house and watch news of the suffering surroundings but he helped as many people as he could during the crisis by arranging food, buses, trains and most importantly by giving a warmth of love and care.He created a large team just to help the peoples in problem and inspired many others to do so. We can say that there are many things which has spread faster than the coronavirus during the pandemic, it has been the noble works, fearless steps, selfless service and recognition of Gurmeet Ji and his supporters who continued to work day and night to save other’s lives by risking his own and his family’s health. They didn’t even meet their family members and specially children for months,for their Safety and some even spend nights in their vehicles and outside home to assure that the virus doesn’t spread further to their loved ones and family members. Government took various steps to save our nation from the bad impacts of corona spread and one of them was lockdown. Lockdown was done to stop the spread the corona in nation but it resulted in great losses.when lots of People were on Roads, lots have nothing to eat and some were not having anyone for their care, without any money and food thousands of People covered thousands of kms on their feets, with their families and whatever they had earned in their lifetime, there comes some unknown super heroes of our society who helped them selflessly.

Their faces get rashed by the mask marks, they continuously took medicines to save themselves and others too. They maintain distance from their own members in order to help other persons to reach their destinations. In the bad times we get to know about many such People and These are the people who are helping in restoring humanity’s faith by coming up with novel ideas and their great works which inspires whole society to come ahead. That was the time when a number of labourers, their children and other family members were forced to return back to their places but Gurmeet Ji risked his life to save theirs.He started his service with providing cooked food as langar sewa and later switched to dry rations too, with the objective that people in need should not go to sleep on an empty stomach and they must not loose their hearts and continue their journey with less problems. It’s very hard to find such person in this crucial time when everyone put themselves first but Gurmeet Ji believe in his teachings and said “our panth has taught us the lesson of jan sewa, and we will continue this legacy till our last breathe.”

All the people who helped any of the person in need will be in their memory for forever as they made them believe on brotherhood and humanity in such a Crisis. It is beleived that in when some person get trapped in trouble even your shadow leave your side but the persons like Gurmeet Ji taught each and every person of society that we Must help each other to maintain love and care in society which will make then believe in the existence of god. If God has given you the power and resources to help others you must move forward as your one step can change anybody’s life.Gurmeet ji said that “our great sangat give us the teachings of sharing whatever less or more you have and These teachings which I started learning since my childhood inspired me to help my brothers and sisters of this society. ” He further added that he feel so happy and blessed that he could be the reason of anyone’s little smile. He requested everyone that even Your small step can save someone’s life and make them beleive into humanity and brotherhood.He started his service with providing cooked food as langar sewa and later

 

switched to dry rations too, with the objective that people in need should not go to sleep on an empty stomach and they must not loose their hearts and continue their journey with less problems.

He also set up camps and volunteer help alongside highways and by roadsides, just to provide relief and support the migrant workers going back to their places in UP, Bihar and even farther. It was clearly seen during the pandemic when thousands of people were going towards their villages with their small children and had nothing to feed them, at that time Gurmeet Ji provided them food ,water and other necessary items which brought  beautiful smiles and tears of happiness in their eyes as they never expected that in this crucial time there could be someone who will act as a survival medium for them.

At that time many warriors came in the front line to help the society. Despite being senior in age Gurmeet singh Shunty ji, was the Person who came out of the house when everyone was locked. He was standing in the crowd to help them reach their houses and made  very hard decisions at the right time.

We need to Recognise these Heroes so that they could work more and more for the welfare of this society. We need to Recognise these unsung Heroes so that they could work more and more for this society as “this society is all about give and take.”  They have given millions of smiles and its our time.They must be appreciated for their noble works to boost such works of brotherhood. They have given millions of smiles and its our time to pay them back.

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